Alpharetta 35, Johns Creek 32

By David Purdum / For the AJC

Josh Dobbs accounted for three touchdowns, leading Alpharetta to a big 35-32 win at Johns Creek.

Alpharetta rolls into the playoffs on a six-game winning streak and will have home-field in the first round, likely as the No. 2 seed out of Region 6-AAAAAA.

Johns Creek will be the third seed out of the region.

First-round playoff matchups will be released Monday.

Dobbs ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, but the senior quarterback’s biggest play of the game came on a third down from the Raiders’ 8-yard line.

With Alpharetta clinging to a 28-24 lead in the fourth quarter, Dobbs threw a strike to a crossing Daniel Clements, who raced 70 yards. Three plays later, Julian Macon burst in from three yards out for a touchdown that put the Raiders up 11 with nine minutes to play.

Johns Creek cut lead to three on Chase Solomon’s second touchdown run and Skye Overton’s two-point conversion with five minutes to play.

But Alpharetta was able to run out the clock on its ensuing drive. Dobbs again found Clements for a big gain on the sealing drive.

Dobbs completed 16-of-29 passes for 349 yards and one touchdown. Clements finished with four catches for 124 yards.

Alpharetta (7-3, 6-1 Region 6-AAAAAA) led for the majority of the game, but couldn’t put the scrappy Gladiators away. The Raiders led 21-17 at halftime.

Johns Creek (8-2, 5-2) took its first lead on a Solomon 5-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. Solomon also had a 51-yard run on the Gladiators’ opening drive of the second half. The junior back finished with 121 yards rushing.

Alpharetta (7-3, 6-1 Region 6-AAAAAA) answered with long scoring drive that was aided by pass interference call on 3rd-and-goal in the end zone. The Raider capitalized on the next play with Dobbs hooking up with Rodney Morris on a 2-yard touchdown pass that put Alpharetta up 28-24 late in the third quarter.

Overton finished with 195 yards rushing, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown run in the first half.

Alpharetta          7              14           7              7             –            35

Johns Creek       3              14           7             8            —             32


A – Josh Dobbs 2 run (Thomas Waller kick) 8:45

JC – Kyle Fowler 33 kick 3:44


A – Dobbs 9 run (Waller kick)

JC – Skye Overton 75 run (Fowler kick)

A – Stefohn Perry 32 run (Waller kick)

JC – Austin Pack 17 pass from Overton (Fowler kick) :50.4


JC – Chase Solomon 5 run (Fowler kick)

A – Rodney Morris 2 pass from Dobbs (Waller kick)


A – Julian Macon 3 run (Waller kick)

JC – Solomon 6 run (Overton run)

10 comments Add your comment

Hubert Green

November 9th, 2012
11:14 pm

Joshua Dobbs is the best high school football player in the state.

Funny Hubert Green

November 10th, 2012
12:04 am


November 10th, 2012
2:04 am

@Funny Hubert Green their is no joke or two ways about it.

HS football dude

November 10th, 2012
7:48 am

I was at the game. JC could have won the game but Dobbs is the real deal! How UGA or other schools let him get away is unreal.

Lambert TBD

November 10th, 2012
8:02 am

Dobbs is as good as any QB I have ever seen in person at the high school level. His supporting cast of receivers is impressive, oline struggles, and defense is questionable.

Cannot believe he is going to Arizona State … Should be SEC.


November 10th, 2012
10:06 am

Alabama, UGA, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina……..these schools are missing the boat on Josh Dobbs. Kid can ball…..and I’ve been saying this for about 1 year.


November 10th, 2012
10:19 am

ASU boys Dobbs is our future not our fault we know good players when we see them!!


November 10th, 2012
10:58 am

dobbs hasn’t signed on the dotted line with asu yet……….if you had been at senior night, you would know he’s not 100% committed……

ASU Drew

November 13th, 2012
3:42 am

Congratulations Josh, that is a huge accomplishment. Can’t wait to see you in a Sun Devil uniform. Talented, moral, mature young man. Thank you for being a role model for younger kids than yourself in Georgia and other places as well.


November 13th, 2012
2:20 pm

So glad to see Josh doing well. Hope he wins state! The Sun Devil Nation can’t wait for him to take the helm here in Tempe. We know he’s going to be a great Sun Devil! Go Josh! Go Devils!